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I'm a mother of two and a wife of 1 lol. Originally from England,  Right now I am a stay at home mama although I've worked in numerous childcare positions in the past. My passion is books I can read for hours given the chance. In my free time I product test and write reviews for fun, I also write a blog. 
We are big soccer fans at my house, We love outdoor advantages such as hiking, biking and attending sporting events. My daughter is a mini me we share a love for all things country!

My husband and I recently joined the gym so fitness is a big part of our day..

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog tour - Amy Noelle Code Red

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The Author:

Publisher website: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/authors/detail/53

Blog: http://amynoellewriter.wordpress.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amy.noelle.58?fref=ts
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6541527.Amy_Noelle?auto_login_attempted=true

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I am so excited to be a part of the Code Red blog tour!

My review:

Nicole is a woman sworn off men for life after a bad romance in college. She and her friends have a Code red system..What is code red?
Well after a drunken night code red was put in place. These girls could date any guy they wanted as long as the guy in question didn't offer risk to them (computer geeks, nerds, and men who live with there mom). After all who wants to suffer a broken heart again!

But Nicole is picked to work with the new 'suit' from New York on a top secret project which involves them sharing an office.. Josh is the hottest guy shes ever seen he practically makes her blood boil and gives B.O.B a run for his money lol. (He's a code red!)

Josh is a sweet heart there was nothing I didn't love about him, he knew Nicole had her issues but he wants her anyway. Stunningly beautiful, Caring and a real gentlemen the chemistry between the two of them is intoxicating!

The whole dynamic of this book is awesome between the relationship Nicole has with her girlfriends and the relationship with Josh this story is a winner.. Seriously funny, witty and incredibly sexy. I was entertained so much I laughed out loud many many times it was refreshing.

Snippet from this great read:

To read the first part of this clip, check out http://www.mysecretromancebookreviews.com/ .


“Nicole. I’ve heard a lot about you. I’m looking forward to working with
you.”
“Me too,” I replied automatically. He released my hand and I tried not to
be sad about not touching him any more. I failed.
“I’ll see you in a bit,” he said before walking to Chris’s office and
knocking on the door. Suit was a perfect thing to call him because he was
born to wear one.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Christina Lauren Beautiful Stranger

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2)Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After falling in love with Beautiful bastard I ran to my local target store to get my hands on book 2 beautiful stranger.

This is another winner, while I did love book one more this was still another great read! This story is about Sara, best friend of Chloe Mills who we met briefly in BB. She's escaping her life in Chicago after a very bad and public break up.

First night in NY she meets Max Stella notorious play boy, who happens to friends with the BB himself Bennett Ryan. I loved the dynamics of the story and the cross over characters.

I enjoyed the fact Max was British, being British I always pay close attention to the terminology used. Honestly I couldn't find fault! I liked seeing this Man fall in love and try to convince a woman who was reluctant to open her heart again to take a chance on him.

Sara was a great female character she was down to earth and friendly, even though she was from a family of means she wasn't snobby or a glory hound, I found I could relate to her.

Max and Sara are a great power couple who I enjoyed getting to know. They where very charismatic, witty and sexy.

I can't wait for more from the epic duo that is Christina Lauren.

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If you go to your local Target store they are selling this title before everywhere else!! These copies also have a letter from the authors.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Erin McCarthy True

TrueTrue by Erin McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the chance to review this book. I am loving the New Adult genre right now and this story didn't disappoint. If you enjoyed reading Beautiful disaster and Easy you'll really like this read.

Rory is a straight A student but her social skills are lacking, having been raised by her scientist father after her mothers death high school was tough. She closed herself off feeling little in common with her peers. But she's using college as a fresh start.. Live a little, make friends and at 20 she definetly wants to have a boyfriend.

Tyler is the school stud and bad boy with his tattoos, piercing and rocker tees. He's everything Rory feels she's not boys like him don't look at girls like her, but one night he comes to her rescue giving them the chance to get to know each other better and learns never to judge a book by its cover.

I'm in love with these characters on the surface they couldn't be more different but they had so many similarities once you got to know them. There love was tender and touching, like most girls her age Rory was very judgmental of herself but Tyler was always there to point out her positives.

In return she was there to offer him support when it came to his family circumstance that was so different to hers. She could of walked away but didn't..Tyler and his family firmly living on the wrong side of the tracks.

Tyler was so giving, loyal and a total victim of his environment it hurt to read. Caring for his younger siblings and drug addict mother..it touched me deeply to know Rory was there for him and wouldn't give up on him.

This book had so many lessons that were written wonderfully. Never judge a book by its cover, fight for what you believe in even if others doubt you and sometimes we can learn lessons and have relationships with those who seem completely different to you.

Impressive writing and I loved the alternative chapters between Tyler and Rory we where able to get a great insight into both of there mind sets.


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Monday, April 1, 2013

April is poetry month!!

Spring is here! April is National Poetry month and CandleWick Publishing were kind enough to send me some great children's titles in celebration of this wonderful event.

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About the books (courtesy of Candlewick)

Make Magic! Do Good!

by Dallas Clayton Hardcover • $17.99 • 112 pages •

A boy with a beard tries to stay six forever. A frightful monster lives a million miles away, but is equally scared of you. A magic rope hangs from the sky, next to a sign saying "Give me a try." In this brightly illustrated selection of playful, often provocative poems, ideas run the gamut from stopping your lightning-fast running to help others keep up, imagining a store that sells colors never before made, or admitting you’ll never know all the answers (and sleeping better at night). Following the runaway success of his self-published debut, Dallas Clayton’s quirky, captivating collection makes it clear that this rising talent, whose work has evoked comparisons to Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Shel Silverstein, exudes a spirit and style all his own.


World Rat Day

Poems About Real Holidays You’ve Never Heard Of
by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Anna Raff
Hardcover • $15.99 • 36 pages • 5-8 years

Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you’ve never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge!" at the Cobras in North America Day, it’s not because they don’t exist, it’s simply that they needed someone to spread the word. Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff’s equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever. So get out your calendars -- from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day (April 4) calls for a year-round celebration.


Bananas in my Ears

A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles & Rhymes
by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Hardcover • $15.99 • 96 pages • 4 yrs and up

From the chaos of breakfast to the calm of bedtime, this whimsical collection, pairing two former British Laureates, is full of delightful moments. Explore the pleasures of acting silly and the pains of feeling ill, the camaraderie of siblings and strange goings-on at the beach. . . . All this and a trip on a flying bed, too!


Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

by Gary Ross, illustrated by Matthew Myers • 96 pages • 6-10 years

Bartholomew Biddle’s life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure — and he can’t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he’s soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him! After spending time on an island full of pleasure-seeking pirates and at a prep school that boasts a hundred shades of gray, Bart finds himself in a mysterious cove where the wind doesn’t blow. Stuck, Bart is forced to face the fact that his flying days might be over. Will he ever be home again?


Our opinion:

We loved these books! They are entertaining, whimsical and different each book holds something for everybody. The art work is amazingly beautiful my kids where truly impressed.

Our personal favorite of the four books was: World Rat Day by J Patrick Lewis & Anna Raff - It really tickled my kids to hear through poems of seemingly wacky holidays that REALLY happen which they had never heard of..

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This was a wonderful introduction to poetry that held the kids interest, had them very animated and excited about reading...what a happy mom I am! :)